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Live 8 Concert

EDM number 250 in 2005-06, proposed by Diane Abbott on 06/06/2005.

That this House congratulates the Make Poverty History campaign and welcomes the Live 8 concert to take place in Hyde Park on 2nd July; regrets however that the concert, aimed at raising awareness of poverty in Africa by showcasing the cream of musical talent, has so far failed to include a single Black British, African or Caribbean artist; further notes that out of a total of 22 acts, only Mariah Carey can be counted as being from an ethnic minority; and calls for this otherwise excellent campaign to engage a more diverse range of artists in order to reflect London's diverse communities and to include in this commendable effort those very people it is trying to help.

This motion has been signed by a total of 24 MPs.

Diane Abbott06/06/2005Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourProposed
Glenda Jackson07/06/2005Hampstead and HighgateLabourSeconded
Lynne Jones07/06/2005Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
Martin Caton08/06/2005GowerLabourSeconded
Andrew Dismore08/06/2005HendonLabourSeconded
David Drew08/06/2005StroudLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn08/06/2005Islington NorthLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins09/06/2005TamworthLabourSigned
Michael Clapham09/06/2005Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Harry Cohen09/06/2005Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Hywel Williams09/06/2005CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Dawn Butler09/06/2005Brent SouthLabourSigned
Richard Burden13/06/2005Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Betty Williams13/06/2005ConwyLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham13/06/2005Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer13/06/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Angus MacNeil14/06/2005Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Marsha Singh15/06/2005Bradford WestLabourSigned
Alan Meale16/06/2005MansfieldLabourSigned
Mike Hancock16/06/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
George Galloway23/06/2005Bethnal Green and BowRespectSigned
John Hemming30/06/2005Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Mohammad Sarwar14/07/2005Glasgow CentralLabourSigned
John McDonnell06/11/2006Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned

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